A Closeted Gay Footballer Struggles to Come Out in New Film ‘Wonderkid’ – TRAILER

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A new film, Wonderkid, tells the story of a closeted gay professional footballer (Americans, read: soccer player) who is struggling to come out and come to terms with his sexuality as his career begins to take off.

SkySports reports: 

Directed by Rhys Chapman and starring Chris Mason (who played the Kray twins’ cousin Ronnie Hart in the 2015 crime thriller Legend), ‘WONDERKID’ follows the inner turmoil of a talented player battling with the stress and scrutiny of the modern game, and the concealment of his sexuality.

Contributing to the ongoing ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign, the 30-minute film has been commissioned to help raise awareness about a lack of openly gay professionals in the sport.

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From the film’s YouTube posting:

[Wonderkid] is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the lack of openly gay professionals in the sport. It has won the support of Sir Ian McKellen & Stephen Fry, as well as organisations such as The Telegraph, adidas, The FA, The Premier League, Kick it Out, Watford Football Club, Tottenham Hotspur & Sky Sports.

Wonderkid will premiere at the Odeon in Leciester Square in London before the start of the Premier League’s next season. It will be released online shortly afterwards.

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Watch a trailer for the film, below.

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